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Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 18/01/2017 at 06:57

Oh Hosta what an "interesting" way to the end of your holiday. I hope everything goes smoothly. How sheltered are you to the events outside? It sounds grim.

Only 30 children visiting the museum today; we'll positively echo around the place! It's also museum selfie day so I will be taking many many daft pictures.

No frost here today: just very moist. Still only 6 snowdrops but there is a hint of daffodil sneaking through the slate chippings.

Please keep safe everyone.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 17/01/2017 at 15:01

Dove: my sister had *something* for two months before Christmas, and even now not fully recovered. The trouble with lurgies is that they seem to hold the door open for all sorts of other nasties to try and get hold.

Today has been rather quieter in the museum than expected. A school booked 60 places... 37 turned up. Another school booked 30 places.... 13 turned up. I don't mind its just nice to see classes with such small numbers in them! Usually I have 30 booked and 35 turn up, it doesn't sound a lot but it seems to make a huge difference on how contented the class is.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 17/01/2017 at 07:04

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 17/01/2017 at 07:01

Above should read my scouts were oblivious.

Are you around Pat? It's not often I come in without interesting musings from you in the morning 

Laying in bed having Reggie cuddling me whether I like it or not. He has certainly mastered looking adorable. Just so his daddy doesn't feel left out he has a paw resting on him. Trouble is his feet are quite fluffy and ticklish!

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 16/01/2017 at 22:05

Fidget: I rarely go out without Reggie. He is quite the mummies boy and would rather sit in my car at Tesco than stay at home with his master.If you ever want to see devotion he always trots next to me when I take the shopping trolley back looking so proud. Not that the nutters will be able to tell that with his big land shark bark and teeth. It is horrid to think I shouldn't feel safe going for a wobble to the local shop.

Fortunately the scouts were completely obvious to the events. I imagine tomorrow at school things will be different. Although it was only my second session with them I'm really enjoying it.

Another 90 children visiting the museum tomorrow. 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 16/01/2017 at 17:24

I've just heard a teenage girl was found deceased just up the hill from here. Knew my gut had a reason to be on edge when I saw the major incident CSI unit on the A57.

This is a close knit place, it won't be long before everyone knows names and is offering up suggestions. Tonight is scouts night; I get the feeling it isn't going to be an easy session.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 16/01/2017 at 16:44

Afternoon all. Apparently today is Blue Monday? Fancy me dressing to colour coordinate! Now I just need blue Tuesday, blue Wednesday, navy Thursday and I'll be the height of fashion.

Had some lovely compliments from two teachers today about how well I engaged with the students and kept them captivated during our workshops. Shame the boss wasn't around to hear it! One was amazed when I said I'd never been a teacher but instead used to design oil refineries.

Still engineers and four year olds; nearly the same thing.

Dove I hope your head isn't too cold!

As I am off to scouts tonight I am leaving OH in charge of cooking a meal. There are a host of frozen Pre prepared meals for him to choose from so we'll see what he produces (I've just reheated some lasanges for a late lunch so I'll not starve!)

Fidget: will this affect your house price at all? I'd be tempted to offer the house to any prospective builder to incorporate into their plans at a sky high price. They seem to squeeze a silly amount of homes onto small pieces of land.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 16/01/2017 at 07:01

Happy birthday HRH!

Desperately clinging on to the duvet for a few more minutes before I trudge out in the dark and wet to work. I am not a fan of dark mornings. Neither are OH or the dother judging by their snoring. I'm not sure why I bother making him a mug of tea in the morning to drink in bed. it's always cold before he even looks at it. 

Pat; I hope you settle into a routine with your new psychologist quickly. It must be so disruptive to start working on things with one for them to abandon you.

90 children in today and scouts tonight. I am armed with my anti bacterial gel!

Dogs urine making brown spots all over the lawn

Posted: 15/01/2017 at 19:54

Mark: Reggie is a German Shepherd. I prepare all his meals myself on a 75 / 10 / 15 meat / offal / bone ratio. He has more bone than they normally recommend due to IBS and this is what we have found suits him best.

My lawn will never look perfect. It has a built in worn patch known as doggy race track and a few holes dug by accident. 

Kaz: if you only have a little lawn have you considered artificial?

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 15/01/2017 at 19:39

GWRS I'm feeling a little lacking with Sherlock this time. Can't put my finger on it. Very rushed and not as well thought out as before.

I foolishly put dinner on as OH said he would be home for 19:30. I tried to cleverly time it to give him 15 minutes to be delayed / have a shower / sit down and say hello.

It's now 19:38 and he's only just setting off. Dinner will be at least half an hour later than anticipated.

Trouble is it all smells so good now. Maybe the dog and I can eat it. He'll be fine on beans and toast; right?

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